Just down the street from me, about 1 or 2 blocks is Wilton’s Centennial Park. It’s always good for a shot because it is quite picturesque. If you go back in to North Dakota 365, clear back to January, you’ll see a couple of shots of this park in the winter, lonely park benches in the cold and snow. It’s a handy model. Actually all of North Dakota is a handy model — some days more inspiring than others. Or maybe it’s me. How do you get inspired?
Winter and yes, even Christmas linger long after the calendar has turned a page or two. The Christmas street lights and decorations proclaim the birth of the baby Jesus long after most people have moved on with their daily lives. I spose the maintenance men in Wilton have also moved on, and just haven’t gotten around to taking down the Christmas lights.
Meanwhile outside the Wilton Presbyterian Church, a path is cut through the snow to prepare for the morning’s worshippers.